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Why the ‘Tinder for threesomes’ is much more than it seems. Zoe* was heartbroken.

Why the ‘Tinder for threesomes’ is much more than it seems

She’d been brutally dumped by her fiancé. As is typical in 2016, her friends had one consistent piece of advice: Get on some dating apps. But Zoe didn’t want to date, at least not exactly. All she wanted was a distraction, ideally of the sexual kind. “I didn’t feel totally comfortable with some of the regular dating apps,” she said. So, one hungover Saturday morning, Zoe downloaded an app she’d heard about from a friend. EA introduces new gender options in 'The Sims' Today Electronic Arts Inc. announced a significant free* update to its popular game The Sims 4 that allows players a greater range of gender customization options when creating their Sims.

EA introduces new gender options in 'The Sims'

The Sims is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. It allows players to create characters, known as Sims, and then launch those Sims into the game where they lead a life that includes aging, falling in love, getting married and starting a family. Some players create Sims that resemble themselves and their friends, they can also create Sims who are not based on actual people. Within the game, players use "Create A Sim" mode to create their Sims. Players can select the Sim's gender, body shape, voice tone, hairstyle, and clothes, among other options. With today's free update, players now have many more customization options when creating their Sims. The update is available today to those players running the most current version of The Sims 4. Meternity Leave: Woman Wants Time Off Though She's Not a Mom - Motto.

Meghann Foye was working as a magazine editor in her early 30s when she noticed a trend: Her coworkers with children would leave at 6 p.m., “while it was assumed coworkers without kids would stay behind to pick up the slack,” she told New York Post.

Meternity Leave: Woman Wants Time Off Though She's Not a Mom - Motto

“There’s something about saying ‘I need to go pick up my child’ as a reason to leave the office on time that has far more gravitas than, say, ‘My best friend just got ghosted by her OkCupid date and needs a margarita’—but both sides are valid.” Since she doesn’t have children, Foye said she never got the desired “me time” that she saw the parents in her office receive. Getty launches gender fluid stock image project Genderblend. Stock images hold an unusual but outsized importance in our culture.

Getty launches gender fluid stock image project Genderblend

For the unfamiliar, these are the pre-shot photos catalogued with generic names like “woman at work” and “man out on a date” that media, teachers, and even corporations pull to illustrate their materials. To generalize—stock images are cheesy as hell, frequently white-washed, and often the wallpaper we forget but our subconscious retains. They also have the ability to shape visual representation of what constitutes as “normal” in our culture, turning the previously taboo, like interracial dating and gay marriage, into the “acceptable.”

For these reasons it’s remarkable that Getty Images, the popular stock image agency—and full disclosure, a client of Fusion—recently expanded its portfolio to include photo collections featuring gender non-conforming straight, queer, and trans women, as well as powerful #girlbosses and dads embracing traditionally female gender roles. Getty Images/ Lean In series. "Regretter d'être mère", le débat qui secoue l'Allemagne. Oregon Court Allows a Person to Choose Neither Sex. Photo A judge in Oregon has granted a petition allowing a person to legally choose neither sex and be classified as nonbinary: an important development for transgender Americans while civil rights and sexual identity are in the national spotlight, advocates and legal experts said.

Oregon Court Allows a Person to Choose Neither Sex

Though the petition was granted with little fanfare in a two-paragraph decision on Friday, the experts said that, to their knowledge, the ruling was the first of its kind in the country. Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center in Oakland, Calif., described the decision in an email as a “historic step” toward the government’s recognizing “nonbinary members of our community and ensuring they have access to identity documents that reflect who they are, just like everyone else.”

Deadpool, explained. Deadpool is getting a sequel.

Deadpool, explained

That's impressive, given that the movie — which is led by an actor who hasn't had a box office smash since 2009 — earned a follow-up film before it was even released, and thus before it made a single penny on American soil. On the surface, it sounds like blazing insanity on Fox's part. But it isn't. 50% of Millennials believe gender falls on a spectrum. Half of all Millennials believe that gender exists on a spectrum, and shouldn’t be limited to the categories of male and female, according to Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues.

50% of Millennials believe gender falls on a spectrum

The findings suggest young people are moving away from a binary conception of gender, a major shift from previous generations. (For full results and methodology, click here.) Some subsets of Millennials are even more progressive on the issue: 57 percent of female Millennials believe that gender falls on a spectrum, according to the poll, compared with 44 percent of men. And Millennials in the Northeast were even more likely to say so, at 58 percent. (In the South, that number fell to 42 percent.) The poll found that race created substantial differences on views of gender identity. Some countries, such as India, recognize a third gender. How Virtual Reality Porn Helped Me Come to Terms with Monogamy. Photo via Flickr user We Are Social No matter how good a relationship is, I start to get bored after the one-year mark.

How Virtual Reality Porn Helped Me Come to Terms with Monogamy

It happens like clockwork. The desire starts to wane, I start looking for an out, and then immediately try to find validation from someone new. This, I'm told, is serial monogamy—described by the Cambridge Dictionary as "the fact or custom of having a number of sexual relationships one after another, but never more than one at a time. " I get into relationships for the feeling of security, but I can't keep it up in the long-term because I need constant validation. The problem with serial monogamy, of course, is that it isn't sustainable. Eventually, the desire to cheat became almost unbearable. The Tampon of the Future. Photo IS it possible to extract blood from people without causing pain?

The Tampon of the Future

For decades, this problem has stumped the medical industry. In an effort to replace the old-fashioned needle, companies are trying to deploy laser beams and tiny vacuums to draw blood. Violences conjugales : le tabou des hommes battus. « C’est un médecin légiste qui a répertorié mes blessures. » Le corps de Maxime Gaget, 38 ans, yeux calmes derrière des lunettes fines, restera à vie marqué par les coups de sa compagne.

Violences conjugales : le tabou des hommes battus

Il lui faudra quatre opérations pour réparer son nez cassé et reconstruire complètement son oreille gauche, explosée par un coup de pied. Trans-harvard-swimmer-schuyler-bailar-60-minutes. Schuyler Bailar made headlines over the summer when he joined the men's swimming team at Harvard after initially being recruited for the women's team. After taking a gap year and coming out to his family, friends, and coach, Bailar had planned to live as a man without taking hormones so he could still compete on the women's team per NCAA rules. Harvard told him he'd be just as welcome on the men's team, and Bailar had to choose between continuing to dominate in the breaststroke or finally being himself. He chose the latter, and he's believed to be the first out trans athlete to compete in an NCAA Division I men's sport and the first trans swimmer.

In a 60 Minutes interview that aired last night, Bailar reflected on his first season with the Crimson and how he's learned to manage his athletic expectations. He had to make a lot of adjustments, including getting used to wearing the men's swimsuit with his double-mastectomy scars exposed, and being okay with not making it to the podium. Une mère et son fils séparés pendant 30 ans se retrouvent et deviennent amants. Gucci is merging its men’s and women’s shows. Another day, another major fashion industry change. This morning, at the New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles, Gucci’s president and CEO Marco Bizzarri announced that the house will merge its men’s and women’s shows from 2017, joining Burberry who made a similar announcement in February.

The label will stage one show each season, though it’s not clear at what point during the fashion calendar this will be. Is Men In Beauty Ads the Next Step for the Makeup Industry? Drugstore beauty brand Maybelline posted a photo of a beauty blogger on its Instagram — something the brand often does. The difference: This blogger, who has over 1.5 million followers on Instagram, happened to be male. Manny Gutierrez, the blogger in question, joins a growing number of talented beauty bloggers with a belief that makeup is ungendered — and brands are recognizing them for doing so. Men are not well-represented in the beauty industry — just take a glance at the makeup ads in the latest issue of Vogue or Glamour.

But many male beauty bloggers have developed huge followings regardless, Who’s ‘They’? The inconvenient truth about love. Hannah K. Lee When Gwyneth Paltrow announced her split from her husband using the term “conscious uncoupling,” the media and blogosphere went wild. While some commentators congratulated the couple for taking a non-confrontational approach to divorce, most people ridiculed them for using a new-age euphemism for what is necessarily a dark, painful life event. The two of us may not be experts about conscious uncoupling, but we believe that the derision was misplaced. While death cannot be made less frightening by labeling it “kicking the bucket,” and toilets cannot be made cleaner by calling them “restrooms,” we respectfully disagree that divorce cannot be made less painful through rebranding and rethinking.

The demise of a long-term relationship is sad, and changes in family structure are difficult for everyone involved. ‘Bro’-liferation. Photo Are you a young or youngish man who prefers the company of other men? Platonically, platonically. (For the most part.) A-brotally-depressing-example-of-how-bad-press-releases-spread-misinformation. Science of Us has noted, on multiple occasions, that university press offices often publish inaccurate or overhyped press releases to try to gin up interest for new research findings, and that media outlets then pick up on these releases in an uncritical manner, exacerbating public misunderstanding about science.

Depressing-study-finds-gender-stereotypes-havent-changed-since-the-1980s. In the early 1980s, psychologists published a study examining the gender stereotypes held by American college students. ​how social media is making us all body positive. Last week the internet was awash with stories about Topshop, and their really, really, ridiculously thin looking mannequins. Put off by their emaciated legs and thigh gap so wide you could drive a truck through it, Laura Berry took to Facebook to call the high street giant out. "Young women aspire to the somewhat cult image your store offers... " she wrote, "Yet not one mannequin in your store showed anything bigger than a size 6. " It wasn't long before the whole of the internet was behind her, hashtags at the ready and hungry for high street blood. Single Women Are Our Most Potent Political Force.

Season 3 of Comedy Central's Broad City Makes You Wonder: Are Abbi and Ilana Starring in a Rom-Com? In an early scene of the new season of Broad City, premiering this week on Comedy Central, Ilana, carried away by her love for best friend, finds herself making a suggestion that is as awkward as it is totally appropriate. All the Single Ladies. After the Transgender Tipping Point. Visibility is the currency we use to judge how much and whose lives are valued, but it's not everything. "What do we open ourselves, and our communities, up to when we seek out visibility? " activist, writer, and artist Reina Gossett has asked, concerning trangender lives in particular. Dolls and Feelings. The Big Stall. IMG's first plus-sized male model: Body shame has 'disgusting consequences'

We Spoke to Montreal’s Premiere Art Vandal About Her Naked Army. Zara Launches Gender-Neutral Clothing Line Named 'Ungendered' The Pentagon Is Finally Designing Combat Gear for Women. Genderless Kei - Japan’s Hot New Fashion Trend. Julie Gayet s'engage contre le tabou autour de l'endométriose. Les règles, un tabou? Cette femme a couru un marathon sans tampon pour nous sensibiliser au sujet. A South Dakota Bill Shows How K-12 Schools Are Becoming a Hotbed for Debates Over Transgender Students. «J'ai toujours autant envie de voir, de parler, de faire l'amour avec mon frère» Glamour Sexuality Survey: Are You Straight, Gay, or Just...You?: Big toy companies are making figurines that look more like the kids who play with them. Why-are-men-less-likely-to-identify-as-biracial. Pentagon Moves to Allow Transgender People to Serve Openly in the Military.

A Fight Over Trans Kids Got a Researcher Fired. Lessons-from-norway-on-paternity-leave. Smeeters Social club. Trouver l'amour à plusieurs. Their story: ‘I want to be somewhere between two fixed points of gender’ Documentary on transgender athletes tries to bridge the gender divide. Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project. BRO is the app linking straight men with other straight men. Find Out How "BRO" App Is Helping Men Of All Sexualities Build Relationships - Verified Gay. Paternity Leave Offers A Surprising Benefit To Women, New Study Finds. Deadpool and the Rise of Comic Heteroflexibility. The more accurate guide to the future. A GENDER-NEUTRAL FUTURE ‹ SCENARIO Magazine. Target Nears Universality with Gender-Neutral Kids Furniture. Maretti1. Who’s Afraid of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms? Exclusive: Read the Olympics' new transgender guidelines that will not mandate surgery.

MSPs throw out petition on legalising adult incest. Map.jpg Photo by osiris_loves_isis. German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government. All combat jobs open to women in the military. Talking to a Man Who's Been in Love with His Sister for 20 Years. Conservative Canadians Are Losing Their Shit Over Gender-Inclusive Schools.

La nouvelle révolution sexuelle. What Life Is Like for Wives of Trans Women. Transgender models headline fashion campaign for H&M-owned label. « Manorexie » : un garçon sur cinq souffre d’anorexie. Marc Jacobs features transgender director Lana Wachowski in spring campaign. Jaden Smith for Louis Vuitton: The New Man in a Skirt. Facebook Customizes Gender With 50 Different Choices. Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality? Book Review: “Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men” by Jane Ward — Multi Love. We're Sexist Toward Robots. Intelligent machines: Call for a ban on robots designed as sex toys. About « Campaign Against Sex Robots. What exactly are the ethics of robot love? The Pursuit of Androgyny. The Woman Who Thinks Reducing the Male Population by 90 Percent Will Solve Everything. Gender Issues: futures and implications for global humanity.

Sex redefined. Challenging Gender Identity: Biologists Say Gender Expands Across A Spectrum, Rather Than Simply Boy And Girl. Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already  The “Bro Job”: Why “straight” men have sex with each other. What the “Transgender Tipping Point” Really Means. How Changeable Is Gender? How Technology Could End the Abortion Debate. L’armée américaine ouvre tous ses postes aux femmes «sans exception» Hope for High-Tech Mothers by Naomi Wolf. Le «Blockchain» en passe de révolutionner l'univers bancaire. Who Wears the Pants in This Economy? Covering Transgender Patients Pays Off Long-Term. Amazon. How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women. Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind. BITNATION: Governance 2.0.